Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Meets with Alumnae in London and Cairo During Recent Travels

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:03 pm.

After the second meeting of Bryn Mawr’s new International Council, held in London, President Jane McAuliffe continued on to Cairo. There she visited the new campus of the American University in Cairo, met with AUC President Lisa Anderson, and enjoyed lunch with a group of Bryn Mawr alumnae.

The lunch was organized by Professor of Egyptology Salima Ikram ’86. Also attending were Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Nadya Q. Chishty-Mujahid  ’92; Professor Emeritus Doris Shoukri, Ph.D. ’54; Ariel Singer ’06, a graduate student studying with Ikram; and Mary “Mel” McCombie  ’ 76, visiting associate professor of American Studies at Trinity College (Hartford), who is in Egypt on a Fulbright Fellowship.

“Speaking with our alumnae in Cairo on the eve of the long-awaited national elections was a fascinating and informative experience,” says McAuliffe.

While in Cairo, McAuliffe gave a lecture on the contemporary status of Qur’anic studies at the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies, a major research institute in the Middle East and North Africa.

The lecture was presented as part of an evening organized in honor of Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald, the Vatican’s ambassador (Papal Nuncio) to Egypt, upon his retirement from that position. McAuliffe has worked with Fitzgerald in various forms of interfaith dialogue over the last two decades, including during a 10-year appointment to the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims.

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Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe speaks at event honoring Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald

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